Mural on Figure 8

I have always loved creating paintings in a grand scale, and this project is the largest work of art I have done to date. In addition to the expansive mural that covered both the kitchen, hearth room and formal dining, I also created two custom pieces to tie the rooms together. I have come to realize my favorite part about doing art isn’t even the art itself but rather the connections I make with people, learning to appreciate what they cherish and turning their style into something tangible.

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Beaufort Sailboat Elopement

Living here on the North Carolina seaside, I am so happy to call it home. It is a blessing knowing some incredible creatives who make my work more fulfilling than I could have imagined, and I am excited to share this gorgeous shoot that graces the pages of the most recent The Carolinas Magazine!

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Pathway

Sometimes the most monotonous task can become a thing of beauty when you take time to appreciate the little things. it was one such thing that inspired this painting.

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Lowtide

Doing a commissioned painting is not just about capturing someone else's vision for a piece of art for their home, it is more importantly a tiny journey into another person's heart. And if along the way I make twists and turns, that doesn't really matter in a negative way. Those redirections within the painting process bring about something that is far more captivating in the end than that which would have come about taking the easy way.

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Coastal Airlie

Last spring I coordinated my first styled shoot, and let me tell you, it is so much more work than I imagined! Whew (wiping off that literally sweaty forehead)! Being pretty new to the area, it was so much fun getting to know other wedding vendors in the area and work to create something that embodied the relaxed coastal, Southern vibe that is in the very air we breath here in Wilmington. 

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Sea of Love

I am absolutely over the moon to be featured in Focus on the Coast Weddings! I have never had my art featured in a magazine before, and I am still geeking out about it! This new, local fine art publication headed by Drewe Smith is timeless bridal inspiration at its best, and it makes me so thankful for the art community here and passionate vendors in the area.

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Ecclectic Table Inspiration

There is something about this table that transports me to family gatherings at my grandparents' house. Maybe it's the dainty crystal dishes of fruit, or the green stem wear with a vibe reminiscent of the Seventies. 

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DIY: Guilded Wall Lettering

This project for the newly opened, incredibly chic, Tropez salon here in Wilmington has me on cloud nine! Not only was I able to paint an oversized brush lettering mural on a wall (love that 9ft wide, dramatic art), but I was able to cover it in 18k gold! Talk about a statement piece! You guys, let me tell you, guilding lettering on your walls is so simple. Here I will take you through everything you need to know to create some major statement on your walls at home!

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